Florida Legislature considers arming some teachers, raising age to purchase some rifles

Florida Legislature considers arming some teachers, raising age to purchase some rifles. (Source: The Sun-Sentinel)

From The Sun-Sentinel: Facing mounting pressure from a student-led movement that seeks increased mental health and background checks for gun buyers and a ban on assault weapons, the Florida Legislature is producing a bill — or possibly multiple ones — that balance student safety with what Republican leaders call “fidelity to the Constitution,” particularly the Second Amendment.

What exactly the House and Senate are going to do — and what the two chambers can agree upon — is still up in the air. State Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, who is helping to craft the legislation, said he was shooting for Friday to produce a bill. Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, said he wanted a bill ready to be debated in its first committee no later than early next week.

For the complete article: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-florida-school-shooting-legislature-response-gun-bills-20180221-story.html

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